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Purchasing Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of purchasing managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of purchasing managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The purchasing managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Purchasing Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,380
25th Percentile Wage
$82,880
50th Percentile Wage
$111,590
75th Percentile Wage
$142,820
90th Percentile Wage
$177,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) purchasing managers is $177,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $111,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,380. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 180% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of purchasing managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016111,5903.11%10.23%
2015108,1201.88%-
2014106,0902.18%-
2013103,7803.48%-
2012100,170--

Table 2. Purchasing Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for purchasing managers occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $131,260. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $87,760).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$131,260
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$128,050
Finance and Insurance
$123,320
Mining
$122,640
Utilities
$122,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$122,190
Federal, State, and Local Government
$119,770
Construction
$113,320
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$111,200
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$109,930
Transportation and Warehousing
$107,830
Manufacturing
$103,030
Wholesale Trade
$100,660
Health Care and Social Assistance
$98,930
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$95,830
Retail Trade
$94,330
Educational Services
$93,870
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$89,880
Accommodation and Food Services
$87,760

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Purchasing Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only purchasing managers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of purchasing managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $48,580 to $138,690. The highest paying state for purchasing managers is Delaware with a median annual salary of $138,690. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $48,580. For more salary information of purchasing managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Delaware
$138,690
New Jersey
$135,450
District of Columbia
$130,680
Maryland
$130,670
Colorado
$127,030
Virginia
$127,030
Washington
$125,880
Rhode Island
$125,450
Missouri
$125,360
New York
$125,090
Texas
$121,720
Connecticut
$119,830
California
$116,590
Massachusetts
$116,490
West Virginia
$115,140
Pennsylvania
$113,860
South Dakota
$113,100
Florida
$111,330
Georgia
$110,040
Ohio
$109,290
Alabama
$108,330
Alaska
$107,690
North Carolina
$107,580
Minnesota
$104,950
New Hampshire
$104,460
Wyoming
$102,920
New Mexico
$101,670
Illinois
$101,600
Nebraska
$100,170
Michigan
$99,420
Kansas
$97,080
Vermont
$96,950
North Dakota
$96,780
Arizona
$96,580
Kentucky
$96,170
Utah
$95,600
Hawaii
$95,440
Arkansas
$95,360
South Carolina
$93,940
Maine
$93,900
Wisconsin
$92,670
Oregon
$92,260
Nevada
$91,390
Iowa
$90,030
Indiana
$89,760
Montana
$81,470
Oklahoma
$80,570
Tennessee
$80,020
Mississippi
$79,180
Idaho
$78,710
Louisiana
$76,580
Puerto Rico
$66,100
Guam
$48,580


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